April 4th 2007 9:33 am
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Dear Catster Friends-
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of our darling little Buster's death yesterday. He died of complications of a rare disorder. Though Buster's life on earth was short (had he lived, he would have been 6 today) he left big pawprints to fill.
Buster loved life. He was social and loved to meet new people. Each day he would take the time to cuddle with all his sisters, and his mommy. He loved to play with his Ringtail, and as I sit here today I almost expect to see him coming down the hall with Ringtail in his mouth. Despite his medical problems and blindness, he never let it slow him down.
The end came quickly for Buster, and mercifully he did not suffer. He was given strong pain medication and he died peacefully in the arms of his mommy, with his kitty and doggie sisters close by.
We have so many fond memories of little Buster. Curling up around mommy's head to sleep at night and curling up with each of the kitties every day. He loved to be loved. Who can forget the time that mommy got a small Ringtail and placed it on the bed next to his girl Ringtail? She called him into the room and when he got up on the bed, he reeled back in horror and looked at mommy as if to say, "I swear I didn't do it...I'm fixed...you said so yourself!!!!" That was just before he went blind.
Our sweetest memory though was that of the roaring lessons that mommy used to give him when he was a kitten. He was told from day one that he was destined to be a mighty Lion King, and had to learn how to roar. So- mommy used to hold him in her arms and say, "Let me hear you roar little lion", and then she would imitate a roar. Buster would wrinkle up his face and then with all his might, he would let out this teeny little squeak of a meow!!!! Mommy would praise him and get all excited, and he would look so proud. One day our human brother took a picture of his face during practice, so we felt compelled to include it on his page. It was exactly this sort of thing that made Buster so endearing.
So, farewell little studmuffin, our beloved Lion King. You are our angel and we know that you are up in heaven watching over us now. We will always love you, and we will never forget you.
With all of our love,
Mommy, Tayla, Emma, Nikki, Ginger Belle, and DB